If you were a hockey fan during the 1980s, you were lucky enough to witness some of the best hockey players ever to play the game.
Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, and of course the great Mario Lemieux, three players that often are discussed among the ten best hockey players of all time.
In terms of hockey cards, the Mario Lemieux rookie card is right up there with the most valuable hockey cards in the hobby.
Of course, Lemieux’s rookie card was released in the midst of the Junk era; thus, between his two major rookie cards (1985 Topps and O-Pee-Cee), there’s plenty of supply to go around for everyone.
In this piece, I’ll look at the two key rookie cards for Lemieux, examining the scarcity, current values, and long-term investment potential.